Am 12.11.2017 um 16:25 schrieb Allin Cottrell:
On Sun, 12 Nov 2017, Sven Schreiber wrote:
> Furthermore, I see that one the one hand there's:
> 'File/Databases/on Database server' --fuzzy retranslation from German,
> sorry-- with fedstl for example, but there's also:
> 'File/Open data/Example data/<button:>Look on Server' with wooldridge
> for example.
> Even as a very-long-time gretl user it's not clear to me why there are
> these two different repositories and different ways to access them.
The example data files are self-contained datasets: "open" one and its
entire content is dumped into gretl's workspace, replacing anything
that's already there.
Right, but what is the rationale for having those datafiles only on the
server and not shipping them with gretl like the other example datasets?
With date stamps between 2003 and 2011 it's not like it's a brand new
update. If historically it was thought that the files are too large for
inclusion, then maybe we should reconsider, given the zipped and binary
options for datafiles that were introduced later I think.